The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has launched a new research to explore how building performance can be improved.
It will focus on energy consumption, water use and other aspects which impact the environment.
It follows an previous project which looked at how the building sector could deliver a zero carbon policy for non-domestic buildings by 2019.
It followed the government’s announcement to scrap the zero carbon policy agenda in July 2015.
Julie Hirigoyen, CEO of the UK-GBC said: “Huge cost, carbon and productivity benefits can be gained through a closer focus on the performance of buildings as we design, construct and operate them. Following the COP21 deal, this is just one of the ways in which the UK industry is showing its leadership and ambition.”